This weekly round-up is all about the garden, working with Moose, how to buy a homestead in Australia and heading to the Maker’s Market next week!
Kitchen gardens, also known as potager gardens are smaller style plots that follow principles of garden design to create an area that is ornamental and productive. This type of garden grows seasonal produce and flowers and has a flow to it that is different from a garden with ruler straight rows and unsightly muddy walkways. This post will introduce the concept of the potager garden and why it can be beneficial on your homestead.
We finally bit the bullet and have made the most expensive homesteading purchase yet – a Harvest Right freeze dryer! Here at Milo’s Farm, we think food security and preparedness is incredibly important. Read on to see why we made the choice to get a freeze dryer and what benefits it will have to our homestead!
As part of the ‘So you want to be a homesteader series…’ I’ve been developing some posts and other content around strategies one can take if they want to hang up their corporate work boots and move out into the country. As a listicle post, this one is a great one to follow or add as a favourite, because I will be regularly updating the links with the new posts that get released on each skill subset. In this post you will find the 5 main types of skills I think are needed to being a successful homesteader. Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to know every single skill. The point is to be able to look at the list as a skills check and determine what you already know and what you need to learn. In fact, as a bonus to all of you, I’ve also added it as a free downloadable homesteader specific skills check form. Read on to find out more.
If you’ve decided that moving onto a rural property is the next phase in your life, then chances are you are already looking at buying raw land and/or a farmstead that already exists with some current working capacity. When it comes to moving out of the suburbs in Australia and moving into a rural property, there’s many different options available and what you ultimately decide to do with your next life phase and where you live depends on what your goals are. There are many factors that go into the decision to buy rurally, and some of them might not even be something you think of first hand. The intent of this post is to outline some of the primary considerations you should give as an astute purchaser when going through this process.
You don’t have to be a homesteader to be good with your money. And there are many ways to start thinking about ways you spend money you don’t need to. Whatever the case, it isn’t a bad idea to consider your financial position and ways that you have some more money for a rainy day. I also think it ties in well with the other lifestyle ideologies such as self reliance, homesteading, simple living and sustainability and I think it tends to come naturally when any one of these types of lifestyle ideologies becomes more important to you. Read on to find out the 10 things I stopped spending money on.